California has always been as much of a state of mind as a state of the Union… California promises something more: transformation. The state is the repository of America’s frontier spirit, the notion that a better life is possible for anyone who wants it regardless of the circumstances of her birth. You can leave your past at the border and reinvent yourself here.
Peggy Orenstein, “The Coast of Dystopia,” New York Times, 1-15-10
Waning days of summer give way to my favorite season, fall, with its invigorating air, colors, and promise of rebirth after a seemingly cold, dying winter.
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